Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida World Heritage Site

Official name
Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida | UNESCO
Country
Spain
Continent
Europe
Location
Province of Badajoz, Autonomous Community of Extremadura
38.9161° Lat, -6.3377° Lon
Code
664
Time Zone
Europe/Madrid, CEST +0200
Current Time
Category
Cultural
Description
Inscribed 1993. The colony of Augusta Emerita, which became present-day Mérida in Estremadura, was founded in 25 B.C. at the end of the Spanish Campaign and was the capital of Lusitania. The well-preserved remains of the old city include, in particular, a large bridge over the Guadiana, an amphitheatre, a theatre, a vast circus and an exceptional water-supply system. It is an excellent example of a provincial Roman capital during the empire and in the years afterwards.